(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A tritium nucleus is formed by combining two

neutrons and a proton. The mass of this nucleus

is 9.106 × 10–3 universal mass unit less than the

combined mass of the particles from which it is

formed. Approximately how much energy is

released when this nucleus is formed?

(1) 8.48 × 10–2 MeV (3) 8.48 MeV

(2) 2.73 MeV (4) 273 MeV

2. Relevant equations

E=mc^2

3. The attempt at a solution

I tried finding the energy by using what they gave me(9.106 × 10^-3) and fixing into the equation E=mc^2, but my anwser turns out 8.2 × 10^13( which obviously missing something)

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